Wrestlers often make some frankly bizarre claims but a top NJPW star has said he reckons he could live to be 200 years old.
In an interview on New Japan’s website, Ibushi said he intends to live until he’s 150 and break the record for the oldest person ever.
“I think I could hit 200, actually. There’s really unlimited potential in human beings. I mean, a lot of people die in their 80s, but these days 100 isn’t all that out of the ordinary. 120 is just about the record, right? I think taking all I can do into account, I live with the intention of making it to 150.”
Ibushi also bestowed some wisdom about why and how you shouldn’t be too nervous to speak to your crush, saying:
“Hey, time waits for no man. We’re all going to die sometime. You shouldn’t waste your life away worrying you’ll get turned down. Don’t overthink, just give it a shot.
“If there was someone I was really into I don’t think I would have a problem telling them about it. Or, you could make it so it isn’t a shock. If you’re a good enough person around her that she likes you as a matter of course, then it should be easy. It’s all in shortening that distance to someone. But you never know what’ll happen in life, or how much time you have left. These situations don’t happen as much when you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s. So you need to take the chances where they come.”
Among other things he discussed were his traning regimen, how to deal with frustration, and how to overcome homesickness.